Highway-52 Off and On-Ramp Closures at 55th Street Start Wednesday
September may be almost over, but road construction season is still in full swing in southeast Minnesota, and two busy road closures could affect your travels on Highway-52 starting Wednesday.
As we all know, there are only two seasons here in Minnesota: winter and... road construction. And that season doesn't show any signs of ending anytime soon here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
There were new road closures and traffic changes that started Tuesday, part of that sewer replacement project in downtown Rochester along 2nd Street near the library and along the 3rd Avenue bridge near Government Center. MnDOT started work on the median on Highway-63 south of Rochester that has southbound traffic down to one lane.
And now, the Highway-52 off and on-ramps at 55th Street in northwest Rochester are set to be closed for the next four days as MnDOT does a quick resurfacing project. Now, those ramps WERE getting a little rough, so a new smooth surface will be nice to drive on when the project is done.
But, it might be a bit of an inconvenience for the next several days if your travels take you along 55th Street-- which is ALREADY under construction! According to MnDOT here's the schedule on which ramps will be closed when:
Motorists using the ramps at 55th Street will be detoured for two days on each side of the highway beginning Sept. 25. The northbound exit and southbound entrance ramps (south side of 55th St.) will be closed Sept. 25-26. The southbound exit and northbound entrance ramps (north side of 55th St.) will be closed Sept. 27-28. The closures could change if weather affects construction.
The detour involves using adjacent frontage roads and the 37th Street Northwest and 41st Street Northwest ramps. Signs will mark the detour. Motorists may choose alternate routes.